Katie Pumphrey was born and raised in rural areas of Maryland. Katie spent her time growing up with her two older brothers and her older sister. Being the youngest of four, in a very close knit family that is always evolving, continues to be a significant impact on her life and her work.
Katie finished her BFA in Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. She has participated in artist residencies at the Studios of Key West, Vermont Studio Center, and Gallery Four in Baltimore, MD, where she was also a co-curator. Katie also completed a three year residency at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD.
Her recent work explores movement, competitive roles, and instincts through large scale paintings and drawings. Katie is also a long distance, open water swimmer —who swam the English Channel in the summer of 2015. This aspect of her life often influences and drives her work. Katie lives and works in Washington, DC.
Harrison Gallery is a privately owned and operated studio and art space. The gallery was opened by Helen and Ben Harrison in 1986, and they have run the space independently for the past 28 years.
Harrison Gallery represents a select group of artists whose work, along with that of the Harrison's, make the gallery a unique artistic experience.
Located in the southernmost city in the United States, Harrison Gallery has become a Key West institution. The gallery has been widely known as a destination for the best contemporary art in the area for nearly three decades.
Harrison Gallery | 825 White St, Key West, FL, 33040, United States